Natural Balance Therapy Resource Center

At NBT, we believe in educating you so you have a better understanding of your body, the treatment that you are receiving, and important ways to eliminate your pain at home. Take a moment to view our articles and self-treatment exercises that will help you on your path to well and an active and pain-free lifestyle.

LETTING GO: TAKING OFF THE BRAKES

When you experience pain and trauma, whether physical or emotional, you react instantaneously, entering a state of fight, flight, or freeze as your sympathetic nervous system goes into overdrive. The freeze aspect is essentially where you “put on the brakes,” bracing...

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Why Is My Old Pain Coming Back?

“I feel like I’m going around in circles – it keeps moving from my hip to my back to my neck and to my hip again.” “I was feeling so much better, but then the knee twinge came back just as bad as ever. I don’t get it – I wasn’t even doing anything strenuous.” I’ve...

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Neck Stretch

Most of us have felt neck pain, stiffness, or tightness at some point in our lives. But, do you know how to release the tension? Our neck stretch is a modification, utilizing myofascial stretching principles, of a traditional stretch. Give this stretch a try with a...

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Practicing a Complete Three-Part Breath

Are you ready to experience a positive change to your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being? Ineffective breathing patterns are common in today’s society. Combining the fact that we are less active, sitting for longer periods of time, and have poor...

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Raindrop Therapy

Spring is in full swing and the flowers/trees are blooming. Many of us are putting our winter clothes away, bringing out our spring/summer wardrobe and cleaning out our closets. How many of us think about spring cleaning for our bodies? Raindrop Therapy can bring...

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The Ins & Outs of Breathing

Are you focusing on taking deep belly breaths during treatment? Have you heard your therapist ask you to bring your awareness into an area? The way we breathe during our treatment can have a significant effect on how our body releases during that treatment. This...

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Piriformis Release Using 4 Inch Ball

A four inch ball is used to facilitate releasing the piriformis (butt) muscle. Lie on your back with your knees bent. Place the ball under your buttocks. Softening into the ball is the most important step in this technique. Start by imagining the top of your feet...

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Walking for Health

Actually, all signs say 'walk'. A sedentary lifestyle is a significant risk factor for many health issues, including cardiac diseases, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. With so many of us working at desk jobs and spending our free time at the computer, reading, or...

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Be Kind. Unwind

If you rewound the tape of your life what would it be like? It would undoubtedly be a rich mixture of emotional and physical twists. The good news is you survived those twists but perhaps they have left some unfinished business. How does one resolve both physical and...

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LETTING GO: TAKING OFF THE BRAKES

When you experience pain and trauma, whether physical or emotional, you react instantaneously, entering a state of fight, flight, or freeze as your sympathetic nervous system goes into overdrive. The freeze aspect is essentially where you “put on the brakes,” bracing...

read more

Why Is My Old Pain Coming Back?

“I feel like I’m going around in circles – it keeps moving from my hip to my back to my neck and to my hip again.” “I was feeling so much better, but then the knee twinge came back just as bad as ever. I don’t get it – I wasn’t even doing anything strenuous.” I’ve...

read more

Neck Stretch

Most of us have felt neck pain, stiffness, or tightness at some point in our lives. But, do you know how to release the tension? Our neck stretch is a modification, utilizing myofascial stretching principles, of a traditional stretch. Give this stretch a try with a...

read more

Practicing a Complete Three-Part Breath

Are you ready to experience a positive change to your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being? Ineffective breathing patterns are common in today’s society. Combining the fact that we are less active, sitting for longer periods of time, and have poor...

read more